Celebrating Festivals across the World

Friday, Jun 18, 2021 | Last Update : 06:01 AM IST

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Festivals

  • Navratri (नवरात्रि)

    Navratri (नवरात्रि)

    Navratri, Navaratri or Navarathri is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti Devi are worshipped.

  • Gudi Padwa (गुड़ी पड़वा)

    Gudi Padwa (गुड़ी पड़वा)

    Gudi Padwa (गुड़ी पड़वा) or Gudhi Padwa, often mis-pronounced as guDi padwa because the Marathi name for the Hindu holiday of Chaitra Shukla Pratipada . It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New Year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar. It is theorized that Padwa is the origin of the term "Pagwah", a synonymous title used in Guyana and Trinidad for Holi.

  • Vasant Panchami (बसंत पंचमी )

    Vasant Panchami (बसंत पंचमी )

    Vasant Panchami sometimes referred to as Basant Panchami or Shree Panchmi, the goddess of knowledge, music, and art. Its is celebrated every year on the fifth day(Panchami) of the Indian month Magh, the first day of spring.

  • Karva Chauth (करवा चौथ )

    Karva Chauth (करवा चौथ )

    करवा चौथ 27 अक्तूबर, दिन शनिवार 2018 को देश भर में मनाया जाएगा। इस दिन पूजा का शुभ मुहूर्त - सांयकाल 05 बज कर 36 मिनट से 06 बज कर 54 मिनट तक रहेगा। चंद्रोदय का समय दिल्ली समेत कई राज्यों में रात 08 बजे है। इसी समय अर्घ्य दिया जाना भी शुभ है।

  • Lohri, Makar Sakranti, Pongal (मकर सक्रांति ,लोहड़ी ओर पोंगल)

    Lohri, Makar Sakranti, Pongal (मकर सक्रांति ,लोहड़ी ओर पोंगल)

    Lohri is an extremely popular Punjabi agricultural winter festival celebrated throught Punjab(India) and in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu.Thai Pongal is a harvest festival widely celebrated by Tamils in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and in Sri Lanka. Pongal coincides with the festival Makara Sankranthi celebrated throughout India. Pongal in Tamils means "boiling over or spill over." The Boiling over the milk in the clay pot symbolizes material abundance for the household. Thai Pongal, celebrated at harvest time, is traditinally intended to thank the Sun God and farmstead livestock that helped create the material abundance.